Roads, canals, transport — Fahy outlines ambitious plans for his new role as city mayor
A dedicated secondary s c h o o l t r a n s p o r t system, a revamp of Galway’s dilapidated canals, and and a major increase in the floral displays around the city, are just some of the ambitious plans which have been outlined by the city’s newly elected mayor Frank Fahy. At a packed ceremony in City Hall on Monday evening the title of first citizen was conferred on the Menlo based Fine Gael councillor. Councillor Fahy was proposed by party c o l l e a g u e P e a r c e Flannery, who said he would make an excellent mayor. “He is a native Irish speaker who is passionate about Galway’s heritage. He will work to ensure the positive economic, social, and cultural development of the city.’’ The nomination was seconded by fellow Fine Gael councillor John Walsh, who said his colleague had a natural flair for dealing with people. “He is a proud Galwegian a n d a d e d i c a t e d and conscientious public representative. He has a great grá for the teanga. He will use this oppurtunity to enhance Galway’s reputation as a bi-lingual city.” Councillor Fahy, who was co-opted on to the council following the 2011 General Election, and retained his seat in last year’s local elections, said it was a great honour for him, and his family, to be elected mayor of the city. He paid tribute to the outgoing mayor Donal Lyons, for his ‘outstanding’ service to the city over the past year. Read more
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